Sushi Syo

Restaurants, Sushi Kyodo
Sushi Syo
Sushi Syo
Sushi Syo

There’s quality sushi to be had even deep in residential Setagaya, more than an hour by train from Tsukiji fish market. A casual standing-only spot found along a busy shopping street near Kyodo Station, Syo maintains its popularity among the locals with a simple recipe: fresh, quality fish at extremely reasonable prices. The shop’s ‘master’ sources the finest seasonal fare directly from Tsukiji every morning. All nigiri are served on wooden plates and cost between ¥100 and ¥300; we recommend the akami (the red part of tuna), which is always slightly fattier than your usual blood-red slab of maguro but goes for a mere ¥200.

Orders are made by calling on the chef; if you don’t know the names of the fish or have trouble deciding, simply point at anything in the glass showcase in front of the counter – just like the locals. All meals end with a bowl of warm miso soup with seaweed. Syo seats only eight to ten at a time, which makes it easy to strike up conversation with the chefs and locals over sake. Just don’t linger too long, as there’s always someone waiting for a seat outside.


Venue name: Sushi Syo
Address: 1-5-8 Kyodo, Setagaya-ku

Opening hours: 4pm-11.30pm; Sat, Sun & hols 2pm-11pm / closed Wed
Transport: Kyodo Station (Odakyu line)
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